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Patrick or P. Mathews of Lynchburg, VA.

Patrick or P. Mathews of Lynchburg, VA.

Posted: 7 Oct 2009 5:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Oct 2009 1:09AM GMT
Surnames: Mathews
We're currently researching Our ancestor, P. or Patrick Mathews of Lynchburg, VA, who was listed in the 1870 census, as a 86 year old retired merchant. He had relatives in the Johnson Co., MO and Brooke Co., VA area (now W.V.) and sometimes traveled and lived in the Baltimore, MD area, too.

Can anyone tell Us where we might find an Obituary, Will or any other information about this P. or Patrick Mathews, who was born in about 1784, somewhere in Ireland?

Thank You from his Mat(t)hews descendants in So. CA

Re: Patrick or P. Mathews of Lynchburg, VA.

Posted: 8 Oct 2009 11:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
The library of Virginia may have some records that you
are looking for.
(This is the rootsweb search, so just keep scrolling
down and looking for what you want. Rootweb is free
and wonderful.
Another one to try is or whatever state
you want to search.

Re: Patrick or P. Mathews of Lynchburg, VA.

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 9:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
I live in Lynchburg and tried to do some searching for you.
I noticed in the censuses for Patrick Mathews there was always a Don Peters who lived with him or next door.
Jones Memorial Library has obituaries from early 1800's to 1930 indexed. I did not find one for Patrick Mathews or Matthews but I did find Don Peters' was listed 7 times.
If you order obit on Mr. Peters maybe his obit will mention Mr. Mathews as an associate or something. His was also a merchant. You can go to and go down on the left of the page and click on "obituaries" and the search block will come up. The site tells you how you can order obituaries. I'm not sure if you saw it, but I also saw where Patrick Mathews came to American 13 Oct 1842 on the ship "Sheffield" and arrived in NY from Liverpool, England. He was age 59 and his occupation was listed as a merchant.
I hope some of this helps you.

Re: Patrick or P. Mathews of Lynchburg, VA.

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 2:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Oct 2009 7:31PM GMT
Surnames: Mathews, Matthews
Could You please tell me where to found the following information?

Patrick Mathews came to America Oct 15, 1842 on the ship "Sheffield" and arrived in N.Y. from Liverpool, England.

I've never located and seen this information and would like to keep it for our records.

Thanks again!
Cris Matthews

Re: Patrick or P. Mathews of Lynchburg, VA.

Posted: 8 Jan 2013 12:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mathews
If you check out the following website ( search for Mcelderry ) you'll get a set of letters sent by a relative of my wife's to folks back home in Ballymoney. They mention Patrick Mathews and form an interesting social history of Lynchburg and the Irish community.
Good searching
Finlay Coupar
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